5. Tejas takes place of honour
The Indian contingent was certainly deep.
There was an entire hall dedicated to DRDO and HAL, where the bride of this boisterous wedding was undoubtedly the 'Tejas'.
Huge displays were set up for every single part of the plane - including detailed descriptions of things like "hydraulic pump system". A treasure trove for those of a technical bent. The most impressive display from this technical point of view was the 'Kaveri' engine, a full scale version being installed in a stall of its own.
You could easily see the pride in every corner at finally having a plane up here that was completely built by us – even if it is not technically ready yet.
Other parts of the Indian armed forces were not missed. There was Indian army stall, mostly to do with helicopters, with the slogan "Fly safe, fly Army." I wondered what the Indian Air Force had to say about that.
Image: Members of The Flying Bulls aerobatics team from the Czech Republic fly in formation in their Zlin Z-50 aircraft during Aero India 2013 at the Yelahanka Air Force station in Bangalore on February 6, 2013.